In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it's casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for language
Did You Know?
The scene where Big Red beats up and dangles a singer out of a window over royalties is alleged to have actually happened to Jackie Wilson
. See more
As the group starts singing the acapella version "A Heart is a house for love", Leon (JT) starts off snapping his fingers on the wrong beat. See more
Hold my cane. Step outside & I'll kick both of ya's ass like you stole something!
I Love Joey
Written by Michael Baker & Aisha Ahmad
Produced by George Duke
& Steve Tyrell
Performed by Babydoll & The Crystals
Lead Vocals by 'Troy Bailey' (as Troy Beyer) See more